What is the message of Yerma?

What is the message of Yerma?

Yerma deals with the themes of isolation, passion, and frustration but also the underlying themes of nature, marriage, jealousy, and friendship. Social conventions of the period also play a large part in the play’s plot.

What happens Yerma?

Set in a time and society where the only place for a woman was to sit at home and raise children, Yerma is a tragic story of a woman trapped between her sense of duty and honour (toward her father and husband) and her desire to have a child (for which she requires her husband’s permission).

When was Yerma published?

1934Yerma / Originally published
Yerma, tragedy in three acts by Federico García Lorca, produced in 1934 and published in 1937.

When was Yerma written?


Who published Yerma?

This English translation by Jo Clifford is published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series. The edition also includes an introduction by Jo Clifford, a chronology and suggestions for further reading. This translation of Yerma is also available in the volume Lorca: Three Plays.

What does the name Yerma mean?

The character Yerma, the name meaning barren, is a younger woman with no children. She marries Juan out of honor and duty to her father.

What is the purpose of a duende?

The duende is an earth spirit who helps the artist see the limitations of intelligence, reminding them that “ants could eat him or that a great arsenic lobster could fall suddenly on his head”; who brings the artist face-to-face with death, and who helps them create and communicate memorable, spine-chilling art.

How tall is a duende?

Duende is roughly translates to ‘Elf’. Dunedes are said to a little less than two-feet tall but don’t let their small size fool you, they can still pack a wallop when they want to.

Do Duendes steal things?

They are mischievous creatures. They love to enter peoples homes through chimneys and make live within the hidden spaces of a home. They move things around or right out steal things from the homes they inhabit so they are lost forever, never to be found by the humans who owned them.

What are Duendes scared of?

In the Philippines duendes supposedly live in caves or by rocks. Their color, black or white, determines if they are good or evil. Most evil creatures were afraid of the sign of the cross. Duende from Belize were not considered good or evil so this did not deter them.

Where did Duendes originate from?

El Duende’s origin was the Iberian Peninsula. He was a magical being who either did good or bad. Most often he was mischievous. He was akin to elves, woodland spirits, goblins, and leprechauns.